Core Operations

Eastfield students at graduation

    Community colleges enroll 47 percent of all Texas students in public higher education; we are ready to lead through innovative approaches. (And 70 percent of all college freshmen and sophomores in Texas started their higher education careers at a community college.) 
      DCCCD is committed to performance-based funding, and we also are prepared to do the heavy lifting so that Texas can achieve its 60x30TX higher education plan recommended by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating board: that 60 percent of all Texans ages 25 to 34 will earn a college credential by 2030. 

        All Texas community colleges are seeking specific funding amounts – to serve over 700K students – for each of the three major components of state funding for community colleges: Core Operations, Success Points and Instruction/Contact Hours. The total request in new funds for the 2018-2019 biennium is $1.83 billion – a 5 percent increase for colleges that have grown 62 percent since 2000. 

        LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME: S.B. 1 funds all community colleges at $1.764 billion. Specifically, DCCCD received $179,301,855 – which includes special items funding. Overall, a 2.6 percent increase from the current funding level.